Christmas is by far our favourite time of year here at Scentstore HQ, we love the hustle and bustle of the busy streets, the smell of mulled wine (and of course the taste!) as well as providing people with the perfect gifts for their loved ones.
Talking of perfect gifts, Guerlain’s Christmas Collection 2016 is something we are hugely crushing on and feel there is something to suit all makeup lovers.
This collection is inspired by a journey into the heart of the East.
Every year the Christmas Collection is based on a Guerlain fragrance, this year it’s Shalimar. Shalimar is such an iconic & classic fragrance and was in fact the first ever oriental fragrance in history, it was launched in 1925.
The Collection consists of 8 beautiful products & here they are…
Soufflé d’Or de Shalimar Iridescent Powder –
This iridescent glitter powder puff designed to the hair & body is a stunning addition to any dressing table and is guaranteed to make her feel a million dollars. One puff creates a cloud of fine glitter that adds glam & sparkle to any outfit. If you have a Shalimar lover in your life, then this Limited Edition would be the perfect gift. The glitter is bottled in the classic Shalimar shape bottle but in a stand-out royal blue.
Meteorites Perles de Legende-
Every year the Limited-Edition Meteorites Perles are simply stunning and this year is no different. The Perles are and always will be a part of my everyday make-up regime and I strongly believe that EVERY woman should own some. Inspired by the mosaics in Indian palaces, these fabulous little balls of powder are designed to highlight the face to give a natural flawless glow. The pink pearls give freshness, the blue pearls correct irregularities whilst the gold pearls illuminate. How to apply- Swirl your Meteorite’s Powder brush around the pot of Perles and lightly dust over the face where desired, it can be used all over the face or can applied using Guerlain’s figure of 3 rule.
Precious Light Pearly Pink Illuminator-
Best-selling Precious Light Illuminator is now available in a Limited-Edition Pearly Pink shade. This is designed to highlight and give the appearance of a natural glow. Apply and blend to the high points of the face (especially on the cheek bones and under the brow) to reflect light, brighten the skin and give the complexion a radiant finish. Highlighting is so on trend and for that reason we doubt this will be around for long.
Rouge G de Guerlain- 821 Rouge Saphir-
What’s a more appropriate time of year to pull out the red lippy than Christmas? A gorgeous rich red which is inspired by the ”Bindi’, the red dot applied in-between the eyes of Indian women.
This is not only a fabulous colour but wild Mango butter hydrates and smooths the lips for a lasting finish. This lipstick is truly special, it come encased in a beautiful compact case with a flip up mirror, to make it even more easier to apply when on the go. The blue bead on the case resembles a sapphire, a precious stone found in the East.
KissKiss- 563 Rose Indien-
For someone like me who doesn’t feel comfortable wearing a bold red lippy, here we have the perfect alternative shade, a fabulous fun fuchsia pink inspired by Indian pigments. It’s still a statement colour, which is perfect for the festive season (or any season for that matter). It’s rich, creamy & hydrating with a great lasting finish.
Terracotta Terra India-
Brand new for this collection, a limited-edition shimmering bronzing shade has been created, with a delicate iridescent gold glow. It illuminates the face, and enhances a natural tan, whilst giving a golden radiance to the complexion. Due to the beautiful radiance that this bronzer gives, it would be a great highlighting shade as well as being used as a bronzer. For highlighting we recommend applying to the high points of the face to create light & for bronzing we suggest Guerlain’s figure of 3 rule to give an even blend.
We are mesmerised by this gorgeous gold liquid eyeliner. It’s perfect for both those that like a subtle understated eye or a bold intense look. It has a fine brush for an ultra-precise application. This beautiful liner is perfect to create a festive look & is perfect paired with the eye-shadows in this collection. If you’re not an eyeliner wearer, this can be smudged to make your favourite shadow sparkle.
This beautiful eyeshadow duo palette can master multiple looks, one to suit every occasion. We love using the metallic gold as a base colour and the sapphire blue to create a unique smokey look. They are brilliantly pigmented with added shimmer & inspired by gold and the precious Indian Jewel, Sapphire.
If you have been lucky enought to pick up any of the new collection we would love to know your favourite pieces, and if you have any tips or tricks please share in the comments. All products are available to purchase on our site.